Posted: 12:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 24, 2014
Alec Baldwin has made the decision to step out of the public eye…for good.
“I’ve lived this for 30 years, I’m done with it,” Baldwin writes in a New York magazine cover story.
“I’m aware that it’s ironic that I’m making this case in the media, but this is the last time I’m going to talk about my personal life in an American publication ever again.”
Baldwin has made a name for himself as one of the most angry actors who ever lived, getting into numerous physical and verbal altercations with paparazzi.
“Now I loathe and despise the media in a way I did not think possible,” Baldwin says. “Paparazzi today are part of a network that includes the Huffington Post and, much to my dismay, even NBC News, in their reliance on tabloid reporting.”
And not only is he leaving public life, but he’s also leaving the Big Apple. “I just can’t live in New York anymore,” the Long Island native writes. “Everything I hated about L.A. I’m beginning to crave. L.A. is a place where you live behind a gate, you get in a car, your interaction with the public is minimal. I used to hate that. But New York has changed.”
Baldwin’s last rant is a 5,000-word essay. Click here to read it in its entirety.